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OVUU weighs its options for elementary schools

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A directive from the Otter Valley Unified Union School Board to level fund the next budget may result in a very different educational landscape in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Artist Stephanie Stouffer brings her 'Holiday Legacy' to Brandon

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Stephanie Stouffer has a special holiday exhibit of her original paintings and commercial products on view at The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. The show “Holiday Legacy” opened Nov. 17 and will run through Dec. 31.

During her 35-year career, Stouffer created over 430 paintings for the international card company Caspari, of which approximately 75 percent were used for their boxed holiday cards and related products like napkins, wrapping paper, and plates. Chances are you’ve seen, if not purchased, one of her designs before.

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Brandon will be hosting festive events this holiday season

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — You can start your holiday season off with a meaningful and enduring tradition of remembrance in Brandon — the Brandon Memory Tree. Donations of $1 per name in memory of your loved ones help light the tree. Names will be printed in the Brandon Reporter newspaper.

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OVUHS students to present the musical 'Big Fish'

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theatre proudly presents “Big Fish,” the musical, Nov. 16-19, at the Brandon school.

The musical is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, “Big Fish: a Novel of Mythic Proportions,” and director Tim Burton and screenwriter John August’s 2003 film version.

The plot of “Big Fish” revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for story telling, and his adult son Will.

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Two singer-songwriters join forces to perform in Brandon Nov. 17

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Touring the globe, living their musical dream, folk/Americana singer-songwriters, Caroline Cotter and Emily Scott Robinson will share the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 17 for a joint performance.

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Brandon Civil War love story to air on Vt. PBS Monday evening

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A local historian’s labor of love will gain a much wider audience Monday night when Vermont PBS screens Kevin Thornton’s Civil War documentary, “Death in the Wilderness: A Love Story.”

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OVUHS honor roll

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Otter Valley Union High School.

Grade 7

Principal’s List: Kelsey Adams, Abigail Adamsen, Jordan Beayon, Brooke Bertrand, Bryn Blanchard, Ella Brytowski, Keith Carrara, Colton Cone, Kari Counter, Isaac Eastman, Sydney Gallo, Pajua Gamba, Valerie Johnson, Andrew Kenyon, Sophia Kopp, Ryleigh LaPorte, Masen LaRock, Dylan Lear, Anna Lee, Rebecca Llamas and Benjamin Lufkin.

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Lottery tickets festoon Brandon Lions Club Holiday Wreath

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon-Forestdale Lions Club is raffling a 2017 Holiday Wreath filled with $200 worth of Vermont Scratch-off Lottery tickets.

Designed as a fundraiser, with all proceeds earmarked for local projects, Club President Patti Reynolds says the winner of the raffle has the potential of winning over $800,000. The wreath holds scratch-off tickets in a variety of denominations from $2 to $20.

Tickets are available from any Brandon-Forestdale Lions Club member at a price of $5 each, or three for $10. The winner will be chosen on Dec. 19.

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Otter Valley school district ready for major cuts

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Faced with a state Education Fund shortfall of $47 million, officials in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union are preparing to make drastic cuts within the local Otter Valley Unified Union School District this coming budget season.

RNeSU Superintendent Jeanne Collins said in an interview late last month that the RNeSU Board wants to prepare taxpayers for a potential $1.6 million cut across the OVUU budget.

“The RNeSU Board wanted to let the taxpayers know what the budget landscape was early on,” Collins said.

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Stellaria Trio bring 'Mirth and Mystery' to Brandon Music

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The classical Stellaria Trio will spotlight works by Finnish, Norwegian and Danish composers in their Nordic piano trio program called “Mirth and Mystery” at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 4. The trio is composed of violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop and pianist Claire Black.

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